Shia LaBeouf Banned from Driving for One Year After DUI
According to People, it is now official that the actor's driving license was suspended for at least one year after being involved in a car crash on July 27, 2008. The sentence was given on January 17 because the 22-year-old actor “refused a chemical test” after officers stopped him, the California Department of Motor Vehicles reported.
However, apparently, Shia wasn't guilty for causing the accident as the other driver had run a red light. But Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. S. Wolf told the Associated Press in July that police officers found it "immediately apparent" that LaBeouf was driving under the influence and consequently, he was arrested.
In September, the charges were dropped as the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office announced there was “insufficient evidence” to accuse Shia of drunken driving for his involvement in the accident.
Nevertheless, the DA's office took into consideration the fact that the actor refused to take a breathalyzer test at the moment of the incident, which resulted in the suspension of the driving license for at least one year.
Shia LaBeouf is known for his starring role in the Disney Channel series “Even Stevens”. He also played in movies like “Constantine”, “Holes”, “I, Robot”, “The Greatest Game Ever Played” and “Transformers”. LaBeouf also collaborated with Spielberg in 2008's “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”.
In addition, the 22-year-old actor is also known as a stand-up comedian who began performing stand-up and “talking dirty” at comedy clubs.